Our expert says:
At 5 months a baby spends most of his time sleeping. As children get older, the amount of sleep needed gradually decreases until they reach the adult pattern. If your 5-month old is only waking once, you need to congratulate yourself on a job well done!
9 PM is probably a bit late for most young children. I would look for a bed time closer to around 7.
For you, a 90-minute sleep in the afternoon would help you cope generally, but be aware that you will probably wake up rather dozy after that. Otherwise a 10-20 minute "powernap" will leave you more refreshed and able to cope with the next hour or so, without leaving you with a foggy feeling in the head.
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